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Watching the Berkshire Hathaway Meeting Online

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

If – for some crazy reason – you didn’t come to Omaha for this year’s Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting…

Or if you just wanted to stay at home this morning and recover from the big Borsheims cocktail party last night…

Or if you’re shopping the CenturyLink Center’s Berkyville, eating a Dilly Bar, and waiting to buy your Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger Coca Cola Tumbler…

Never Fear! You can watch this year’s annual shareholders meeting online at Yahoo Finance.

We met some of the crew from Yahoo earlier this week – they’ll have a story about Borsheims on before the shareholders meeting broadcast and during “halftime” (or lunch, as we call it).

We loved having the crew in store, including reporter Nicole Sinclair. I think she enjoyed it, too! Here she is with about $10 million in jewelry from Borsheims!

Nicole Sinclair Yahoo Finance

The live broadcast starts at 9am Central!

Buy Borsheims Jewelry at the CenturyLink Center Today, Tomorrow

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Along with the other Berkshire Hathaway companies, Borsheims assembles a great little pop-up-shop at the CenturyLink Center during the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting.

This year, the Borsheims booth has a new and improved layout, which should help the line move even more quickly.

As for jewelry, we have the same favorites (diamond studs, engagement rings, pearl necklaces, sterling silver earrings, and bracelets) and a few fun new items.

The biggest sellers might be these BRK necklaces in yellow gold or white gold – available in both necklace and bracelet form. They’re each $775.75.

BRK Pendant

 

These Swarovski Bella studs always sell out quickly – and they’re a great price at $55.

Bella Earrings

We have diamond studs in a broad range of prices and sizes.

Diamond Studs

Watches and cufflinks might appeal more to the men.

Cufflinks

And don’t forget all the other Berkshire Hathaway memorabilia and jewelry. Browse this slideshow to get a peek at what all will be available at the Borsheims booth at the CenturyLink Center. And remember we are open there today from noon until 5pm and tomorrow (Saturday) from 7am until the meeting wraps up about 4pm. Hope to see you there for some shopping!

Watch the BRK Meeting Online This Year

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Well this is news!

The Omaha World Herald and the Wall Street Journal are reporting that Berkshire Hathaway will stream this year’s annual meeting online. Shareholders have been asking about this possibility for years and we are glad to see it happening!

In no particular order, here are a list of the reasons why this will be awesome:
  • More people than ever will get a glimpse of the hilarity that is Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger combined.
  • The meeting gets bigger every year – last year the overflow room I was in was standing-room-only and I heard all the overflow rooms were equally as packed. I don’t think having people sit on each other’s laps through the day-long meeting is a great plan, so….
  • A live stream of the meeting means more shopping time for shareholders! They can browse at Borsheims while watching the meeting on our in-store big screens or their smartphones.
  • Two words: Berkshire Movie. Once that piece of fine art is online, it is bound to go viral.
  • Shareholders will still come to Omaha. In droves. If not only for the chance to hang with other shareholders and get a glimpse of Warren Buffett, they definitely will keep coming for our free food and drinks and amazing shopping!
In all seriousness, we are glad to see Berkshire Hathaway make this technology leap. The more people who can learn from Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, the better, right?

And for the few shareholders who may opt to sit this trip to Omaha out and watch from the comfort of their far away city, we welcome them to get their Berkshire souvenirs and fine jewelry anytime they wish from our handy dandy website, borsheims.com.

 

Buffett’s Letter to be a “Three for One” Deal!

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Happy February, Berkies!

We love February. It marks just three months until the annual Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders meeting and the month that our esteemed Chairman, Warren Buffett, releases his annual Letter to Shareholders.

The letter is always such a great read (here is a link to all the prior years’ letters for your perusal). And this year, CNBC is reporting we will get a three for one deal on letters! CNBCs Stephen Foley writes:
Mr Buffett and his business partner, Charlie Munger, are independently writing their views of Berkshire’s extraordinary journey during the past five decades—and what they expect for the next five. Neither is changing a word of the other’s commentary. Readers will be able to compare the two sets of reflections and predictions, in addition to the regular annual letter.
I am sure Warren Buffett’s letter will be full of its usual funny quips, insight into his decisions, and overview of Berkshire’s performance. And I’m sure Charlie Munger’s letter will be more than a quick “I have nothing to add.”

The extra letters are part of a special 50th anniversary celebration for Berkshire this year. 2015 marks 50 years since Berkshire Hathaway became an investment company. We’re deep into planning for the big Golden Jubilee shareholders meeting here in Omaha, and can’t wait to see you all in just three months!

What to Buy at Berkyville During today’s Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

We know some shareholders come to listen to every word Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger say during the annual meeting.

We also know a lot of others who take Warren and Charlie’s advice and go shop the Berkshire Hathaway subsidiaries during portions of the meeting.

I checked out the exhibitor hall yesterday. The baseball theme is really carried out well!

The Omaha World Herald has a great guide of several of the different products you can buy today, from a baseball pennant that benefits a local charity to Brooks running shoes.

The Warren Buffet-signed diamond pendant will be available only at the CenturyLink Center during Saturday's annual meeting.

The Warren Buffet-signed diamond pendant will be available only at the CenturyLink Center during Saturday’s annual meeting.

They neglected to mention a big one; our Warren Buffett signed diamond pendant necklaces at our Borsheims booth.

These are limited, so act fast if you want one. They are 1/2 carat diamond pendants and Warren’s signature is laser-inscribed on the girdle of the diamonds. We have 26 and are selling them for $1,750 (a discount off the retail price of $2,500 for a diamond pendant of this size and quality).

Our booth opens at 7am. See you then!

More on the Berkshire Bear

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Warren Buffett must have thought the questions at his annual shareholders meeting were too easy. He sought out a “bear” to add to the panel of questioners for this May’s meeting.

Douglas A. Kass was quickly selected for the role. He is the president of Seabreeze Partners Management Inc. and a regular guest on CNBC. Read about how Kass learned of his role in the Wall Street Journal blog.

The Omaha World Herald’s weekly column on Buffett, Warren Watch, also had some info on Kass. But my favorite tidbit of info in this week’s column was about how Warren Buffett tried to beat Condoleeza Rice’s record when it came to signing books. Think you could do 500 books in an hour? Maybe only if you don’t have a middle initial. Read the store on the Omaha World Herald’s website.

Did the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting move?

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

I’m sure this question will get asked this year, since the Berkshire Hathaway visitor’s guide and all other documents say the event is being held at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha. In the past years, the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting has been held at the Qwest Center Omaha.

The answer: It’s the same place, just a new name.

CenturyLink purchased Qwest last year, and with it, the naming rights to this big convention center and arena in Omaha. So don’t worry – we’ll be in the same space, you can still line up as in past years and run to grab the best seats and we’ll still have the Berkyville shopping area in the convention center.

See you there!

New Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders’ Weekend Memorabilia

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

The 2011 Berkshire Hathaway memorabilia has been unveiled, and you’ll want to get your hands on some before you set foot in Omaha! Since the theme of this year’s annual meeting is “Planes, Trains and Automobiles,” the great staff at Borsheims selected the perfect pieces of memorabilia to complement the theme.

For instance, traveling by plane? Don’t use the nasty old neck pillow and blanket that everyone on the hundreds of flights before you has used. Carry your very own travel pillow and blanket, emblazoned with the BRK logo! The blanket actually comes inside the pillow, and then you can inflate the pillow when you take the blanket out. How convenient is that!?! And I touched this set while I was photographing it. It’s cozy. It made me want to curl up right on the sales floor in Borsheims for a nap. It’s $45 and can be purchased here, now!

I haven’t traveled by train in a while, but the last time I did you could bring your own water (a definite perk over air travel!). No one will look sportier on the train than you if you’re carrying this Warren and Charlie Travel Mug. Fill it with water, tea, Coca Cola, or whatever beverage warms your heart (within security regulations, of course!). This mug will keep hot things hot and cold things cold. In addition to the photo of Warren and Charlie on the front, it also has the names of each of the Berkshire Hathaway companies exhibiting at the Qwest Center during the 2011 Berkshire Hathaway shareholders’ meeting. Buy it here for $15.

Driving to the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting? Keep track of your keys on this Berkshire Hathaway stock certificate key chain. This sterling silver key ring was custom made to look like a Berkshire Hathaway stock certificate. It will dress up any set of keys so much, no one will be able to tell if you’re driving an old beater or the newest model right off the showroom floor. The BRK Key Ring costs $99 and can be purchased here.

For the few shareholders who live within walking distance of us, we have you covered. Literally! This Berkshire Hathaway umbrella will keep you dry. And since you live here, you know that it can rain at a moment’s notice. Keep this umbrella handy and impress your friends with your preparedness and stylishness! Buy it now here for $25.

Of course, all of the Berkshire Hathaway memorabilia will be available during the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders’ weekend. You can visit the booth set up at the entrance to Borsheims Friday and Sunday, or visit our booth in the exhibit hall of the Qwest Center on Saturday. But a word of warning… some of the popular items last year sold out on Friday. So if there’s something you really want, grab it Friday. Or grab it now and browse the selection at www.borsheims.com.

Warren Buffett ready to sell

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

People are starting to mark their calendars for Sunday, May 1st. That’s the day Warren Buffett will be working the counter at Borsheims. Mr. Buffett will be selling jewelry as part of Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders’ weekend, and we at Borsheims are so excited to have the Oracle on the sales floor!

The Associated Press ran a brief piece on Warren Buffett’s jewelry sales this week.

At Borsheims, we’re busy getting everything ready for Mr. Buffett and the crowds that will surely follow. Part of that planning involves preparing for the media crews who will want to document Mr. Buffett’s time on the sales floor. If you’re a member of the media, please email me at tmeuret1@gmail.com so I can ensure you get the access you need to document the day.

And if you can’t wait until May 1st, we do have plenty of sales associates ready to help you now. Visit www.borsheims.com to start shopping!

More Coverage of Warren Buffett’s Letter to Shareholders

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Our local newspaper, the Omaha World-Herald, always has wonderful coverage of all things Warren Buffett. The day after the release of Mr. Buffett’s letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders is no exception.

Steve Jordon has been covering Warren Buffett for years and does a weekly column called Warren Watch. They devoted an entire section to the letter, and you can read most of it on their website here.

Another great article comes from the Wall Street Journal. They compiled a list of quips and quotes from the annual letter. View their list here.

At Borsheims, our favorite quip from the letter is easy to pick out! In talking about the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend, Mr. Buffett says “Remember: Anyone who says money can’t buy happiness simply hasn’t learned where to shop.”

We agree! If you need a little happiness before April 30th, visit www.borsheims.com. We’re happy to ship a little happiness your way!